Trabuco Hills High School

Trabuco Hills High School

Newsletter 1/9/23

Upcoming Events 

Principal's Message


Mustang Families,

Happy New Year!

Please take some time today to review all the information on the newsletter site. Today is Monday, January 9th, 2023.

The new semester has begun, and our guidance team has done a wonderful job minimizing the impact of mid-year changes to student schedules. Should your student have a question about their schedule, we ask that they come to the counseling office before school, during snack, lunch or after school.

Be sure to check our athletics twitter feed or with the different programs if you are able to come out and support our wrestlers, soccer, basketball, or water polo athletes. 

As a reminder, next Monday, January 16th is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All district facilities will be closed.

Ms. Alicia Foulk


Alicia Foulk






Please feel free to e-mail: or call our attendance line, (949) 460-2707 when your student will be absent for any portion of the day.  These options are both available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Attendance Information

Thank you for taking the time to notify us any time your student will be absent from school. 


Mindful Monday

Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. 


Morning Announcements

Did you miss the morning announcements this week? Below are the Trabuco Hills Morning News videos. Thank you to our student brodcasting team. We appreciate all your talents. Happy Birthday and Go Blue, Mustangs!


Senior Yearbook Advertisements will be sold and created until January 20, 2023.



Coffee with the Principal

Wednesday, January 18th

6:00 p.m. in the MPR

Get info, ask questions and be a part of the discussion.

Have a question? Please use the submit your question form before noon on January 17th, so we can have an answer for you. 

Submit a Question


Mustang Learning Center

This is an opportunity for students to work directly with THHS teachers and peer tutors for academic support (various subjects - English, Math, Science, etc.).

Hours: Mondays at Lunch

Tuesday-Friday 7:45-8:30AM & lunch

Location: Library (blue lab)


Campus Tours

Come see all that Trabuco Hills has to offer!

Join us on January 18 at 8am or 2pm for a campus tour.

Registration not required.

Tours are for students and families who are not currently enrolled in an SVUSD school. Parking can be found in Visitor Parking, numbered spots are assigned to students. Please check in at the Administration Office.

  • Advanced Placement
  • Associated Student Body
  • Athletics
  • AVID
  • Clubs
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Med Sci
  • Unified Arts
  • Unified Sports



Mustangs, every Wednesday is College and Career wear. Let's rep our favorite university or career this Wednesday.



THHS: "The Meadow" 

The Counseling Department would like to invite you to stop by THE MEADOW!

THE MEADOW is located in room 129 ( the old College and Career Center/ next to the student store)


Join us on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 for our Trabuco Hills Showcase. The showcase is for all incoming 9th graders to the 2023- 2024 school year.


OCTA Revised Bus Schedule

OCTA has provided the attached bus schedule, valid through 2/12/23, for Route 82. 

In addition they have informed us there will be a 1:08 p.m. eastbound bus added to their regular schedule for Wednesday through Friday, only, of this week to accommodate our Finals Schedule. 

More information can be found on the OCTD website at  All transportation questions regarding OCTA should be directed to 714-636-RIDE (7433). 

OCTA Bus Route 82

THHS Club News

Interested in Trabuco Hills clubs? Check out the clubs we have on campus and when they meet!

Trabuco Hills Clubs

Best Buddies meets every Thursday at lunch in Room 305. Anyone is welcome!


THHS Weekly Highlights

Comedy Sportz

Comedy Sportz Alumni Match on Thursday, January 12 @ 7pm. Purchase tickets

Teacher of the year



Trabuco Hills Girls Basketball Gives Back

Thank you to South County Outreach for the opportunity to allow out Girls Basketball team to volunteer in the food market over winter break! It was an awesome experience helping futher their mission of ending hunger and homelessness in Orange County.


Trabuco Hills: Computer Science

Congrats to our THHS Team: Christian Marinkovich; Jacob Gottleib; Victor Mei;  Jaren Chu on their 1st place win in the Silver Division Cyberpatriot Semifinal competition. We are so proud of you!

THHS Sports Highlights

Mustangs Have Sportsmanship #BetheChange

Sportsmanship is simple, treat others how you would want to be treated. Respect the game and everyone participating including student-athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators. Education-based athletics is more than winning, it’s about academic development, equity, and character. 


Trabuco Hills Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer captured the Nike Socal Classic Championship during the holiday Break.

With strong goalkeeping from Jordan Perry ( 2 shootout victories) and timely goals from Ellie Rutkin, Jessica Sanchez and Mikah Longcob.

THHS Girls Soccer is now poised for a strong run at a sea view league title - which begins with a Home opener against Mission Viejo on Jan 10th.

Trabuco hills defeats el toro



Trabuco Hills Boys Soccer

Come to the boys soccer league opener on Wednesday, January 11! Also, save the date for senior night, next Friday, January 20! 


Trabuco Hills Wrestling

Trabuco Hills Wrestling ended the year with a bang!

"Tournament of Champions" Placers: Henry Strurn, Logan Witten, Noah Zuniga, Andrew Asbury

"Queen of the Hill" Placer: Kylee Golz (Finalist)

Congratulations, Mustangs!!




Trabuco Hills Girls Basketball

Extremely proud of these basketball girls and their growth as a team! They came aways 3-1 in the Christina Mauer Memorial tournament over break. Ashlyn Kennett took home the all tournament honors!


THHS Winter Formal is on January 26, 2022 @ 7pm at the AV Venue in Irvine. 

"Star Wars"

Guest Permission Slip Only  

THHS Students have already signed the Dance Permission Slip and do not need to sign another one. 

Guest Permission Slip

Tickets go on sale online and in the Student Store at snack and lunch only starting Friday  January 6th, 2023  through Thursday January 26th, 2023 ending at 1:30 pm. Tickets will not be sold at the dance! 

Tickets for THHS students only will remain online at the high price as noted below.

Prices: Friday January 6th, 2023 - Monday January 16th, 2023 (Monday January 16th Holiday - No School) 

$ 80.00 individually with THHS ASB

$ 90.00 individually without THHS ASB

$ 95.00 Non-THHS Student

Prices: Tuesday January 17th, 2023 - Wednesday January 25th, 2023

$ 85.00 individually with THHS ASB

$ 95.00 individually without THHS ASB

$ 100.00 Non-THHS Student

Final Day Price Increase: Thursday January 26th, 2023 @ 1:30 pm (Minimum Day - No Lunch)

$110.00 individually with or without ASB and Guest.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!

Student ID Cards are required for entrance into the dance. This is your Ticket!


THHS Basketball Mini Mustangs Cheer and Song Youth Clinic and Half Time Performance! Practice Clinic: January 29, 2023 from 2 - 4pm & Game Day Halftime Performance: January 30 @ 6 pm



Please join us in congratulating the Mathematics Students of the Month! Each week we will highlight a different department! 


Anna is a highly motivated and well-rounded student in honors geometry. She genuinely wants to learn and do well and her study skills and intelligence has led her to find a high level of success. She asks great questions, learns from mistakes, and has been a model student that any teacher would be thrilled to have in their class.

Jozen is an extremely hard worker and always gives 100%. He always asks questions when he needs help and asks deep questions. He has a kind heart and will always reach out to help anyone in need. He is an exemplary example of a student that is determined, as well as diligent, and he sees this pay off in class.

Roshan's positive attitude and dedication reflect in math class every single day! He is an active participant in class; always happy to share and explain solutions. Roshan excels on all his assignments and is a role model to his classmates. Outside of class, Roshan enjoys playing tennis, watching tv, and trying new foods.

Destiny does a great job in her math class. She is a great example to the students around her. She works hard, helps other, and is kind to everyone. She is a pleasure to have in class.


School Choice Intra-District Transfer

The School Choice Intra-District Transfer is the process for SVUSD residents who want to transfer their student to another school within SVUSD. This includes students who receive Special Education Services in Specialized Programs

Secondary School Choice application window is from January 9, 2023 through January 27, 2023.

This is for incoming 7th - 12th grade students for the 2023-2024 School Year

SVUSD School Choice English Application

SVUSD School Choice Spanish Application

All schools are open

  • School Choice Intra-District Transfer only applies to students who live within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District attendance boundaries. Requests for placement will not be done on a first-come, first-serve basis, instead will be approved using an unbiased random Lottery selection process and only if space is available at the school requested.  This is the only process in which to request a transfer from your school of residence.
  • If you live outside of the SVUSD you will need to apply for an Inter-District Transfer from your resident district.
  • Please complete one application per student.
  • Students may request a 1st and 2nd choice of schools.
  • Once the application is approved the choice school will become your school of residence throughout 9-12 grade. The district is unable to hold a space for your student at more than one school. Please give this consideration before submitting a School Choice Intra-District Transfer application.
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING SCHOOL IN SVUSD you will need to attach a current electric, gas, water bill or a rental/mortgage statement which clearly indicates your current address. (Your application will not be processed without this.

Secondary (entering grades 7-12) Notification: Status letters will be mailed home on March 3, 2023. Secondary applications will be approved or denied. No waitlist will be established.

If you have further questions, you may email us at

Willow Tree Scholarship

Due April 30, 2023

Hearthstone Scholarship

Power of Music Series

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

January Mission Viejo Community of Character

Kimmy Duong Foundation Scholarship

Due March 5, 2023